Strong Institutions, education vital for progress Prime Minister Pakistan Imran Khan
Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology is a centre of excellence and it should continue its effort to maintain its present standard of imparting quality education to the students. This was stated by the Prime Minister while addressing the students of a newly inducted batch of the students at the auditorium of the Institute. He asked students to concentrate on their studies and come forward to play a role in the progress of the country and meet the emerging challenges.
The Prime Minister impressed upon the students to achieve the highest standards of academic excellence by virtue of their education at a renowned institute like GIK. He referred to the Human and other resource potential of the country that could be successfully exploited towards the development of the country by hard work and focus on studies.
The Prime Minister, while referring to the excellent qualities of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), and marvelous system introduced by Him in the state of Madina, providing justice to all without any discrimination by leading from front though His own exemplary character. He highlighted importance assigned to education by Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH) to become the leaders in the society with a vision based general good of the people instead of restricting the programs and benefits to themselves.
The Prime Minister advised to establish a Chair in the Institute on the Life of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and the State of Madina that still remains and serves as the role model since centuries. The Government may extend support and help in mobilizing resources for this project.
Earlier Engineer Shams-ul-Mulk, President of the Board of GIK and Jehangir Bashar, Rector of the Institute addressed the ceremony inducting more than 550 student in 2019 in various disciplines. The journey of the Institute towards achievement of excellence in the engineering sciences was explained by them as well as the contribution towards creating a generation of leaders in science and technology ever since its establishment in 1993. GIK is the top university of engineering science and has State-of-the-Art labs and research facilities for the students.
The Prime Minister inaugurated the new Academic Block constructed with the generous funding by the Khyber Pakhunkhwa, planted a tree as part of the plantation drive of the Institute , visited the labs and also launched polio campaign in the district by offering polio drops to two children. The ceremony was attended by Mr. Mahmood Khan, Chief Minister, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mr. Asad Qaiser, Speaker of the National Assembly, Mr. ShafqatMahmood, Minister for Federal Education and Mr. Taimur Khan Jhagra, provincial Minister for Finance, Mr. Kamran Khan Bangash, Advisor to Chief Minister on Science, Technology and IT, Chief Secretary and Inspector General Police, and a large number of students, faculty of the Institute and the management. The new semester of undergraduate students of the GIK Institute has set in through the Induction Ceremony.